The Beautiful Hands of a Priest


The Beautiful Hands of a Priest

We need them in life’s early morning,

we need them again at its close;

We feel their warm clasp of true

friendship, we seek them when

tasting life’s woes.

At the altar each day we behold them,

and the hands of a King on his throne

Are not equal to them in their

greatness; their dignity stands all alone;

And when we are tempted and wander

to pathways of shame and of sin,

It’s the hand of a priest will absolve

us- not once, but again and again;

And when we are taking life’s partner,

other hands may prepare us a feast,

But the hand that will bless and unite

us is the beautiful hand of a priest.

God bless them and keep them all holy

for the Host which their fingers caress;

When can a poor sinner do better than

to ask Him to guide thee and bless?

When the hour of death comes upon us

may our courage and strength be increased

By seeing raised over us in blessing the

beautiful hands of a priest!

  • Many thanks goes to Father Henry Grodecki who sent me this wonderful Prayer.


Beautiful, and thank you for sharing this.


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